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While the skyline currently glitters with theatre festivals, there was a time when the Midtown International Theatre Festival was one of only two! John Chatterton has helped set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in New York. This year – with a booming variety section, a prominently-placed Short Play Lab, a burgeoning Short Film Lab, nearly 60 productions – with a record number of musical presentations – including an opera – as well as an astounding number of international works, the 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July!
8 people, 6 instruments, billions of stars... you're in for a SciFi-Folk-Event! Inspired by conventional science fiction models, the story explores humanity's relentless endurance with the grounding tones of folk music. A gripping tale singing you to the stars.
Anonymous, Anonymous is the time-bending, hilarious story of a lovelorn playwright, as he fondly recalls the greatest and funniest moments from his past, masterfully weaving them together into a new play, telling a timeless story of lost love.
I'm a Fing Princess! I'm a Fing God! Watch a princess and a God, and other greeks, discover themselves on the beach of Dia (which may be close to Crete). For mature audiences only.
The Arkadina Project is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". Follow Kostya, Nina and Masha on their struggles with celebrity obsession, unrequited love and parental suffocation. Adult, witty, and makes you feel guilty for laughing so hard.
Crystal Kellogg (Broadway's School of Rock, Finding Neverland) brings an eclectic night of pop, rock, country, and of course, musical theatre to the stage in her NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation concert, As You Wish... Accompanied by a full band and featuring some very special guests, Crystal celebrates her moments of triumph along with some fantastic mistakes that can only be achieved in the Big Apple. Creative team includes director Tom Wojtunik (Cloned!, Allegro) and Andrew Wheeler (Naked Boys Singing), who are both returning to the New York Musical Festival.
A live film score to the 1926 silent film Faust. A beautifully restored projection to open your mind to the art of early film production and mesmerizing, composed music to open your heart to an eternally relevant story.
At The Flash is a mind-bending, multi-character history of a gay bar seen through the experiences of five specific, yet universal characters whose stories ricochet and collide through a whirlwind of interwoven scenes spanning five eras of gay history.
Autophobia (n.) phobia of isolation; a morbid fear of abandonment, or a dread of being alone or isolated. Through the exploration of these themes auto/PHOBIA looks to transform loneliness and at how the self-adapts to its ever-present specter.
You can't sleep. The hallway closet towels: uneven. Your hand: strangely elongated. A car could trample that bottle curbside. Showering jagged glass shards everywhere – shouldn't you call someone? One person's hysterical horror ride through the misfiring synapses of OCD.
Rizpah watches her sons rot, Tamar disguises herself as a prostitute, Bathsheba is an innocent victim. Each week contemporary women met and questioned the experiences of forgotten women in the Bible. It was scary to speak. The result was eye-opening.
Thrust into the popular social debate between Black and Blue, a black man and an NYPD police officer find themselves struggling to find common ground. What will it take for the two to finally come together?
A celebration of life and love...from 'dead' black men. Hunted down, shot and killed, hung and burned, but still alive. Born, buried, and born again. Black Magic: They disappear and stay here, forever. A play with movement.
It might be the end of the world, and three friends gather to say goodbye: to the island that harbored their childhood summers, the traumatic event that's defined their lives, and the magical creatures lurking just beneath the water's surface.
Self help author and bride to be, Bonnie Hill, invites her estranged sister and future sisters-in-law to a hotel weekend engagement party. The meticulously planned event backfires when one of the guests goes missing.
Meet four not-so-normal ladies with red noses as they awaken in a mysterious universe. Original live music colors this magical land, and the friends must undertake a strange and courageous journey to discover each other, themselves, and the unknown.
One woman. 25 characters. All inside a cupboard! The doors open to reveal: a drunken couple in Vegas, a lonely Giantess, the entire Greek Army inside the Trojan Horse, & more! The space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless...
Disguise, lies and love abound when pathological playboy Lyle DuTemp returns to New Orleans and falls in love with no nonsense Zelda, while warring with his nefarious stepmother, Madame Delphine. A rambunctious commedia about Mardi Gras and the First Amendment.
The most glamorous show at this years FringeNYC. Brandonna Summer, international socialite and dance-pop icon, is on the run from her druglord ex-fiancee. Her hilarious comeback show proves you can't outrun your past, but you sure can outclass it.
A British drawing room murder mystery comedy. Identical twin brothers, one very rich, one poor, vie for the same woman's affection. A murder ensues.
In this fast-paced thriller teetering between caustic comedy and warped kitchen-sink drama, six sisters must stir a pot. 24/7. They're tied to it. By trauma? By magic...? They stir, brutally brawl, and wonder: does this really keep Babette alive?
A comedic glimpse into 35 years behind the wheel of a NYC yellow taxi, and the political activism and reality show antics that followed. Multimedia storytelling in the finest Irish tradition with a New York City edge - laugh until you cry.
Award-winning lyricist Gaby Gold's mother - once-accompanied by Barry (Manilow) - trades her glamorous cabaret life for parenting. When near-tragedy threatens Gaby's infant son, she explores the chaos, hysteria and love of motherhood through original songs, stories...and rap.
Pack up your duffle bags and head to Camp Rolling Hills for another wild summer of tune filled campfires, bunk beds, and treasure hunts (for missing underwear, that is!). From learning a new sport, to discovering a new talent, to finding their first love, these 12 tweens are off on an 8-week adventure that will forever change their lives. It doesn't matter if you are a nerd, a jock, a tomboy, or a girly-girl because true friendships are made when all the rules are broken. After all, there is a different definition of cool at Camp!
A writer learns: Freedom is a Bitch. Seeking meaning, he leaves his family, career and...gets mugged by geese. Struggles with homelessness, loss, love and the 1%. After years of searching: is there redemption?
The hair. The heels. The lipstick and leather. The sirens of "Caricature of She" explore femininity through a whimsical fusion of dance and theatre, and invite you to examine the standards and expectations of Woman.
Amidst society on the brink of meltdown, six strangers face the final hours. With stirring spoken word, music, and imagery, Catalyst questions, will the six survive each other long enough to build a new world for what remains of humanity.
Children of Salt focuses on Raúl, an entrepreneur who infrequently returns home, avoiding people, and situations, which sent him packing twenty years prior. Upon learning of his estranged grandmother's illness, Raúl again returns home to the beach, in hopes of leaving as quickly as possible. The day brings a series of unexpected meetings, unleashing an array memories. Raúl must learn from these memories, and people, in order to accept his present and move into his future. Children of Salt is the timeless tale of love, loss and hope.
Two oddball acquaintances meet once a month over a ping pong table. But this night is different. This night there is something else in the room. A fast, furious, surprising comedy with balls.
Emerging Artists presents a hilarious journey of one man's dealings with the dirty secrets of apt dwellers in NYC. A wild ride with original musical numbers that give you a voyeuristic view of what lies behind their doors.
Jon loved Cindy. Cindy loves Sam. Sam hates Curt. Curt loathes Ramon. Ramon blackmails Ken. Ken loves Kim. Kim pays Ramon. Ramon loves Jon. But Ramon's dead and everyone is just trying to ignore the body. Welcome to the Co-Op.
Can't get tickets to Hamilton? Come see the second best show in NYC about non-traditional casting! An obscure, low-rent college theatre department becomes a national punch line when its sole African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks.
A colossal San Francisco company with a mission to "make an aspect of an industry better" is right-sizing the workforce, and not everyone is along for the ride. Meet your core-value-living coworkers in this biting satire on modern corporate culture.
Possessed by an insane monster, a cowardly castle maid must battle gods and demons to resurrect the King she herself killed. This experimental, absurdist comedy revels in clowns, confetti, and blood. So shield those precious eyes, you cowards.
Live arts. Up close. Culturemart is the annual festival of hybrid works in progress coming out of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), where process becomes the focus. Beautifully produced, yet still in development, Culturemart provides a platform for current and often a few former Resident Artists to blur the boundaries between dance, theater, music, new media, puppetry and visual art, melding these forms to support their adventurous visions. This year's program will feature 12 workshop performances spanning genres as varied as surreal object-theater, cinematic music-theater, immersive historical theater and everything in-between.
If the world worked the way Kaytlin's father thought it did, she would be dead. But she isn't dead. Kaytlin began having sex for money in high school. No bills & no drug habit, just arrogant curiosity. This is her story.
Shrubtown is a small town for small-minded people preoccupied by social mores and the new Bob's Big Boy. But everyone has secrets, and one secret toddles to life every night. Can Shrubtown stand up to a creature that can barely walk?
A play about insecurity, ugliness, and butt-sex, 'Cyrano' is the story of two best friends whose world is shaken by the sudden arrival of a handsome stranger.
Dad is a rare physical and emotional performance that investigates how music, videos, lyrics and interactive yoga poses can function as a therapeutic process - for YOU. Dad is a brutally honest self portray of a Danish actor and his dad who has cancer.
Journey with a young girl who discovers the most delicate and daring dancers on Earth: the monarch butterflies. A magical story told through movement, music, puppets and bilingual poetry. Will her discovery come in time to save them...and us?
A young Pakistani-American activist has been recruited to infiltrate a militant group in the Middle East. When she disappears, her recruiter has to determine whether she has changed sides or been betrayed. He finds out the truth is more complicated.
Sex! Murder! Insanity! John Philip Sousa! All this and more in a darkly comic and appallingly relevant play that explores the upsetting and true events surrounding Evelyn Nesbit, Harry K Thaw, and the 1906 murder of famed architect Stanford White.
Allie is a poet. Reese is a scientist. They can't live without each other. So together, they make a promise. Die For Me is a two-act drama that blends high-school romance with T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land."
June is an eccentric New York opera singer. Once celebrated, she's down on her luck. Agorophobic and unable to leave her apartment, she turns to her booze, her pills, her dead stuffed cat and her trusty vibrator Mr. Buzzy for solace.
How do you deal with this? You plan to travel, but your suitcase throws out everything… like there is anyone else... whatever you put in, she takes out. You want to leave, she wants to stay. Do you want to experience a dilemma?
In this political satire, populist Becky Roberts and maverick Les Sugarman compete for their party's presidential nomination—despite a history that wasn't strictly political. When the media forces them to run together, their dream ticket becomes a nightmare. Audiences will laugh at the antics of politicos and media alike, until they are faced with the results of our entertainment-dominated political process.
Drought, desperation, and a prophet's promise of Paradise set a ragtag group of wayward souls on a Dust Bowl journey into the desert. When they arrive, their promised land is unlike anything they ever imagined, or anything they ever desired. Driven by a spirited band of actor-musicians and directed by Spring Awakening's Srda Vasiljevic, the new folk musical Dust Can't Kill Me asks what's worth fighting for when all you've got is dust.
When five unlikely individuals find their paths crossing in ways they never imagined, and are forced to face each other in order to save their home, their dissimilarities-along with an estranged cousin and dead landlord-cause quite an explosion.
Three convicts whitewash the Great Wall of China. Facing this immense and inexplicable task, Mauve, Mackerel, and Mere manage to squeeze in frequent coffee breaks, together experiencing a string of unusual interludes. A life in exile might be strangely liberating.
59E59 Theaters' annual festival of shows from the United States heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Full festival line up to be announced.
"Ghetto-Hippie-Arab-Commie-China Doll" Aya was shaped by the eclectic community in the projects of New York City – Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, Communists! But Aya's father, an Egyptian-American world-traveler, remained a mystery, as did her Muslim family. In this solo musical, Aya enacts the world she came from and the family she went in search of. With a range of accents, voices, and zany characters, Aya's story deals with contemporary conflicts – identity, the culture war, Islamophobia, all while asking Eh Dah – what is this?!
Meet Jenny, an everyday princess on a quest to become a queen with a throne of her own. A ritualistic, modern fairytale charting her journey to confirm her right to existence in a world that tells women to be less.
Should she flee, or should she stay? Eve faces a dilemma in this biting satire about love and female friendship in the Garden of Eden. You know how it ends, but how did Eve really come to pick the low-hanging fruit?
A film producer's life goes off-script when her son is diagnosed with autism, her mother insists she iron her husband's shirts, and her hair catches fire! Doreen's story about accepting those you love, even when they're not what you expected.
Step right up! Glimpse underneath the Big Top with our a capella musical circus sideshow! In the dusty desert, Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged curiosity, meets her match. Can this veteran performer make a life outside the tent?
- Rocky Mountain highs. Death Valley lows. Two bar-backing, bantering best buds are F***'d 'Til Payday. Frank and Neetol only have each other to survive their night shift. The truth hurts, but it also sets you free.
Two porn stars bared naked in front of the audience speaking bluntly without hesitation about the work they do. Their lives. Their loves. Their relationship. And eventually, when it becomes to much to keep hiding, their secret. Everyone's watching. Nobody's talking.
The Musical Theatre Factory teams up with NYMF to present a one-night-only concert featuring celebrated MTF artists and special guests sharing work they've written and the musical idols that inspired it. MTF artists include Michael R. Jackson, Anna Jacobs, Sam Salmand, Zoe Sarnak, Zack Zadek, and more to be announced!
Santa Claus has been kidnapped! A band of Fairy Tale Villains plan to make all the Fairy Tale Heroes change the endings of their stories, putting an end to 'Happily Ever After' forever!
Ten years have gone by since 9/11, but life without Dad has not gotten any easier. In this memory play-meets-docudrama, six young women search for identity, understanding, and redemption in the wake of a national—and very personal—tragedy.
Art reflects life and life reflects art. Radical English author D.H. Lawrence struggles with tumultuous relationships and his obstacle-ridden career. Entirely adapted from his actual text, the line is blurred between fiction and reality.
A love letter to his late father, the owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar", Mike King reminisces about his life in dentistry, stand-up comedy, and growing up as the son of the infamous Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease".
What would you sell for a college education? Follow Deric, Sandra and Emilia striving for the American Dream - from trading meal swipes for textbooks to sugardaddy.com. With tuition rising 428%, college students are drowning. Is our nation throwing us overboard?
You've tuned in to the Harland West Radio Show. All tales from the apocalypse are welcome, natural or otherwise.
Acrobats morph into cactuses, waves, and far-off islands in this adventurous sequel to The Little Prince! Nominated for Best Show and Best Family Show at Edinburgh Fringe!
On September 5th, 2011, a boy appeared in Berlin claiming to have lived in the forest with his father for the past five years. He had no memory of his past – only that his name was Ray and he travelled to Berlin following the death of his father in the woods. What followed were nine months of speculation, police inquiry, and a global media frenzy, as the mystery of the Forest Boy slowly unravelled.
The Scared Straight program is not what young Tony Zigman expected when placed in a cell with inmate "Junebug" Gonzalez. Follow this odd couple as they both win back their life and love, while airing a subtle commentary on the Prison Industrial Complex.
Forget everything you know about history! The Department of Fools takes you on a wild and hilarious journey through the past; setting the record straight. Enjoy the masked mayhem of Commedia dell'Arte! Come fool around with us!
In a foreign land, where strangers are executed on sight, a captive priestess dreams of revenge... But the Gods have other plans. Muscular, contemporary language and a-cappella pop music punctuate this electrifying tale of grief, redemption, and joy.
In this original musical, Patrick Burns takes on the role of late-night talk show host, detailing his foster care journey with a myriad of side-splitting songs, a plethora of jaw-dropping anecdotes and a cast of horrific, hilarious and heartbreaking characters.
Fates intertwine in a new dimension, beyond space and time. Israeli POW, Ilan, believes his freedom is nearly in sight. Across continents, abductee, Andrew, awaits his captor's design. As time ticks away, they must learn to survive or disappear forever.
Based on the playwright's personal experiences, Full follows the struggle of a young woman battered by adolescent trauma, combating her demons, finding herself powerless, and ultimately battling her way back.
Tune in as Maggie Day uncovers the story behind the story of a classic sci-fi series and follows its players from the '50s to the age of the internet, revealing secrets, lost loves, and things people couldn't say then…or now.
Medea's back and she's putting the pulse back in expulsion. Watch as this legendary infanticide vindicates her story through pounding electropop and feminist herstory. Armed with the waves of feminism, only she can dismantle the douche-bastions of the Patriarchy.
A sketch tale of two young women who grew up to be "Girl-ish". This comedy revue is grounded in Steph and Alex's true life experiences a
Turns out, high school boys aren't the only ones trying to get laid. Filthy, funny, and relentlessly honest, GWBG is a coming of age story about best friends navigating their newfound sexuality in the digital age. World Premiere!
Joseph Cohen, a Jewish-German boxer, finds his 1936 Olympic ambitions crushed as the Nazi's rise to power. He soon learns that his toughest fight lies outside the ring, as he is separated from the woman he loves and their young son. Set against the backdrop of the Holocaust and the creation of Israel, The Gold is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the journey of self-discovery that each of us takes as we search for purpose in our lives.
Award-winning playwrights join favorite TV and stage actors with stories of sex, comedy and tragedy in an upstate motel that has seen better days. Fringe veterans bring the ridiculous and the sublime together with breakups, make-ups and a drone attack.
What's it like to run away from a fundamentalist Christian cult with only a second grade education and a burning conviction that there must be something better out there? A stand-up comic's harrowing and hilarious true story of salvation.
Bad Ass Amerasian duo "Slanty Eyed Mama" will rock your world with Outrageous characters, Rock n' roll Spoken Word, & Edgy stand-up. It's a raucous, theatrical comedy/music concert about Asian stuff: immigration, bowl cuts, model minorities. And Hello Kitty everything.
Held is a musical set in a fantasy world. Korin, a dreamer. Mera, a warrior. Bardo, a baker. Piano, cello, and bass set a romantic score while the three struggle to escape a place where time stands still.
One-hour monologue. Behind a desk. It's smart. It's funny. And it's heartwarming. Join Carlos Dengler in an intimate setting as he talks about heavy metal, human origins, and his road from pizza delivery to rockstardom with the band Interpol.
Visit India's red light district and meet the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home. A fun and poignant look at the exotic, dangerous life of Mumbai's real-life brothels and why they exist. Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a testament to survival and pride. A mother's gift to her only daughter. Memoirs of Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire meets Indian epic Mahabharata in this dark tale of pursuit of truth in modern day Mumbai.
Houseless in Paradise (Po'okela Award Best Play), an entertaining documentary drama incorporating song, and The Unsalable Thing (William Faulkner Best Play Award), a poignant comedy, expose Hawaii's dark secret: it has the highest rate of homelessness in the country.
Do you dare spend a night at the Haunted Hideaway!?! Spooky Sounds! Frightening Fun! Featuring... spine-chilling stories of relentless banality and heedless children! You've never been scared 'til you've been scared in Natural Vision 3-D. In thrilling full color!
It's the Bandits' Best Year EVER! Until…one by one, the girls succumb to a mysterious illness. As the traditional pecking order is upended, the girls' relationships are tested. A poignant, cheer-full look at life on the cusp of adulthood.
- The world is enthralled as American debutante, Constance Nielsen, marries into one of Europe's ancient Royal Families. But when an impassioned affair with her music teacher sparks uproar, news of her tragic death turns her from living legend into timeless icon. 40 years later, a young man in search of his grandfather's past finds more than he's bargained for…
Set against the 2008 financial meltdown, we meet Prince, a classically trained dancer who dreams of becoming a rap star. After suffering a humiliating defeat at a local open mic competition, Prince struggles to redeem himself in the eyes of his friends and family. He falls hard for a girl named Stacy but his parents' prejudice threaten to tear them apart. Can Prince overcome his fears and troubled home life to achieve his Hip Hop dreams? It's a journey of Swagger, Survival, and the Search for Self.
A quest to save Paradise one tile at a time.
East Cleveland, 1976. Jay is a charismatic slacker living above Paradise, the restaurant his father left him. But Jay has accumulated a trail of debt which includes Earlene Floyd, a local parking lot mogul, who wants to bulldoze Paradise and put up a parking lot. Jay enlists his old school gang of misfits with plans to raise cash by hustling across America - one game of Scrabble at a time.
Written by Brett Sullivan featuring incredible music and dance, this hilarious new musical comedy, directed by Michael Bello, choreographed by Nick Kenkel and Music Supervision by Conrad Helfrich has been selected to feature as part of this year's 2016 New York Musical Theatre Festival. 5 Performances only – don't miss out!
Leonardo da Vinci's intimate sketches of Lisa derail both her marriage and his relationship with his boy lover and protégé, bringing both of their lives - and the city of Florence - to the brink of disaster! It's a true story of political intrigue, love and passion, with a host of comic characters and a lush, romantic score that finally answers that 500 year old question: "Who is she?"
Time-travel, dinos, and zombies, oh my! An expansion on the original concept album "Broken Bride" by alternative rock band Ludo, this is the epic tale of one man's time-traveling journey from the Beginning of Time to the End of Time, all to save his true love's life. Utilizing rock music from Ludo's entire discography, projections, dance, special effects, and puppetry, this rock opera has it all! So... how far would you go to save your true love?
A Microwaved Burrito Filled With E. coli is a cracked-out comedy starring Molly "Equality" Dykeman (who returns to FringeNYC after the hit 2011 comedy The F*cking World According to Molly), NYC's favorite poet/security guard. This time, Molly attends a lesbian wedding reception at a Mexican restaurant so far out in Brooklyn, that it's probably in Queens. It's here that she meets a Southern chatterbox waitress, Angie Louise Angelone (Star of the 2015 HOT! Festival). While Molly just wants to escape the wedding and eat some microwaved nachos in peace, she ends up getting something with more hidden layers than a bean dip.
It's funny-or-die in the graveyard. This absurdist comedy pits a Watchman with a worthless watch against a chatterboxing, handcuffed man and a know-it-all woman in bandaged hands to see who earns the right to move on up.
Evan is determined to marry his girlfriend Charlie, but his father and brother don't want him to. Or his father doesn't think he can. Or his brother doesn't think he will. And his mother won't tell them otherwise. They're all so concerned with what autistic Evan might do, but he knows he is more than just his needs, and he's going to prove it. Newton's Cradle seamlessly integrates a fast-paced non-linear story with a hypnotic electronic score to create a musical unlike anything you've ever seen before: a melodic picture of a very special brain.
BAM's Next Wave Festival has permanently changed the artistic landscape, featuring breakout performances and landmark productions. Using a name that plays on the New Wave in French cinema, BAM president and executive producer Harvey Lichtenstein launched a series entitled "The Next Wave/New Masters" in November 1981 with four productions: three dance works, plus Philip Glass' new opera Satyagraha. A more ambitious program followed in 1982, including a two-evening performance work by Laurie Anderson entitled United States: Parts I-IV.
The success of these first two years helped propel a bolder and riskier program in the years to come—one that has defined BAM and an entire generation of artists. Current Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo was the producing director of the Next Wave in its inception and continues to spearhead BAM's adventurous programming roster with emerging and established artists, including Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, and Lev Dodin.
Nickel Mines interprets a 2006 Lancaster, PA, Amish schoolhouse shooting in which a lone gunman shot 10 girls, 5 fatally, before taking his own life. This unique work fuses movement, music, and text to explore multiple viewpoints of what the Amish call 'The Happening.' Making no judgments, imposing no morals, Nickel Mines is a living memorial to the young girls who lost their lives that day. It is also an entry point to a conversation on how violence, faith, forgiveness, and justice speak to and interact with one another.
A man's nose disappears from his face, and turns up the next day gallivanting around St. Petersburg dressed as a general -- what a lot of nosesense!
Based on the absurd tale by Nikolai Gogol
Today, when the ultimate goal is to fit in, it's difficult to embrace the traits that set us apart. NYMF's Student Leadership Program invites you to Outliers, a concert that celebrates what's brilliant and bold, hilarious and even heartbreaking, in what makes us unique. Outliers is a night of original musical theater works that express the perspectives of those who break the mold.
Inspired by two stories from Edgar Allan Poe, A Scythe of Time takes us to London, 1881, where the public can't get enough of the infamously sensational Blackwood Articles, in which writers take their own lives and, in the process of dying, record their experience with death. On the other side of town, our heroine Signore Zenobia embarks on a quest to unravel the mystery of the articles in an effort to save her own magazine, and finds time pressing down on her as she composes a Blackwood Article of her very own. A bizarre tale of power and love, poetic justice and bloody revenge, A Scythe of Time shows us just how far one goes for fame and recognition in an absurd world.
Now counting 33 sold-out cycles, this raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC's hottest young playwrights.
Leah seriously needs to get over her ex! At 20, Leah had a career in pop music and a huge hit song, but her record company didn't want her singing her own material and so she quit. She's now 36 and a successful divorce attorney. Between her experience with the music industry, her ex-boyfriend, and shepherding women through contentious divorces, she has become more and more suspicious of men. In case you haven't guessed it... she's single. But will she ever sing again? And will she love?
The award-winning composer of the Off-Broadway hit The Lightning Thief brings his brand of smart musical theater rock to NYMF for two special concerts only! Featuring special guest artists and Broadway friends, this will be a night to celebrate new projects, songs from Rokicki's upcoming album, Monstersongs, as well as old favorites.
Set deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Tall Pines Lodge is a claustrophobic pulp thriller that shatters the notion of honor among thieves. The play opens with Joe Ed (Conor Andrew Hall) and Booker (Ryan Scoble), bankrobbers awaiting their cut of the score and the arrival of the mysterious Mr. Valentine (Brian Detlefts). When Booker's brother, the psychopathic Cotton (Titus Tompkins), arrives they get more than they bargained for in the form of Daisy (Jehan O. Young), Cotton's impromptu hostage.
In a time before time was important, there was an island full of music and magic, where pirates, natives, fairies and other mysterious folk lived, loved and fought together- until one young fairy and one young pirate crossed paths. When first mate James of the Jolly Roger meets the yearning, idealistic young fairy Tinkerbell, their star-crossed romance brings together the entire population of Neverland, from the mischievous Dream Weaver fairies to the mighty Natives, and even a colony of scavenging boys whose leader fell from the sky.
The Comic World is in a state of chaos. Joe, the artist who draws the politically savvy Ultimate Man! has lost control of his characters and himself. Ultimate Man, in a desperate attempt to save his beloved Cathy Cookie, confronts the cartoonist in the Real World, and is followed by Rex Ringer, a villain! Buffy, Joe's publisher, has her own twisted agenda, so Joe is faced with the dilemma of creating edgy art or embracing mass appeal in a corporate world. For Joe, worlds collide in this comic adventure.
Love. Jealousy. Friendship. Betrayal. Sheep Shearing.
Dysfunctional Theatre is happy to announce their first ever Shakespeare production, this summer for three performances only!
The company will also be hosting open rehearsals on Governors Island as part of the Dysfunctional Collective's summer residency.
In 1916, iconoclastic artist Marcel Duchamp created his most mysterious piece, With Hidden Noise, which has hidden inside a secret object. One hundred years later, a museum visitor, Keller, becomes obsessed with the piece. Under the suspicious eye of two museum guards, Keller hatches his scheme to discover the identity of the hidden noise.
Join us for our concert series that celebrates female, queer, and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theater. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this concert has become such a staple of the Festival, that we've decided to do two separate line-ups to showcase even more talent this year! Featured artists include Lynn Ahrens, Amanda Green, Grace McLean, Georgia Stitt, Shaina Taub, Jeanine Tesori, and many more.